In what should have been no surprise to anyone, Marquette outside hitter Autumn Bailey was named the Big East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts last week.
Bailey averaged .350 on her attacks, which got her to 5.14 kills/set. When you tally up her kills, service aces, and blocks from last week, the sophomore from Burlington, Ontario, averaged 6.71 points per frame against Xavier and DePaul, including a completely bananas 8.33/set against the Blue Demons. Bailey's week moved her into the top slot in the Big East in kills, service aces, and points. She also sits in the top 36 in the country in all three, including sitting in a tie for the 18th most service aces.
Over in men's soccer, both Charlie Lyon and Axel Sjoberg were named to the Big East's Weekly Honor Roll. Now, I can't blame whoever's calling the shots for giving Defensive Player of the Week to Georgetown's Keegan Rosenberry over Sjoberg. The Hoyas held DePaul without a shot in the second half and Rosenberry had the game winning goal.
Lyon being snubbed for Goalkeeper of the Week is a little absurd, though. Here's the official explanation for Creighton's Connor Sparrow earning that award:
Sparrow logged a 2-0-0 week with one shutout and a 0.50 goals-against average. He made a season-best seven saves in Tuesday’s 1-0 victory at Drake and added two more in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at home over BIG EAST foe Butler. Wednesday’s clean sheet was his seventh of the season.
Let's be honest: that's a perfectly good week. In another circumstance, I can see how that's worthy of recognition. Except.... here's the description attached to Lyon's Honor Roll nod:
Recorded his school-record eighth consecutive shutout with two saves in Saturday’s 2-0 win over visiting St. John’s. Extended his shutout streak to 808:39, 10th-longest in NCAA Division I history.
Lyon has more shutouts IN A ROW that Sparrow has all season, he's etched his name into the NCAA record book, and possibly the most important item on the list, Lyon DIDN'T ALLOW A GOAL. I mean, isn't that the point of being the goalkeeper?